500 degrees? Eep! The best chicken recipe I know calls for the chicken to be roasted at 475 degrees for a few minutes before turning it down; perhaps this recipe is a knock-off of that. (I will say: it does produce gorgeous, golden, crackling skin!)
500 is really high,it's like self clean high.After the self clean cycle,it needs a couple of hours to cool down,and it will not unlock before.How long has it been since it's been off?Could it still be too hot,therefore it is not unlocking?
So I just went back to the recipe - Emeril - and all the reviews say the temp is ridiculous! I don't know why DH didn't read them. Given up on it now. Oven still won't open. So much for this cooking nonsense!
Legend, you are nominated for best OT Day thread today! How could you not be what with your non cooking devil invoking mother, sweet yet inept fella and a recipe for cooking a small bird at the usual temperature for scorching clean a metal surface!?
Please tell me where to send the whiskey.
The Knotted Pony
Proud and upstanding member of the Women With Attack Tatas Clique
Eek! Yeah, it must be the "self-clean" function, when that's on, it's locked. I have NEVER heard of cooking chicken at 500 degrees! If you want to fry it, just fry it . Pizza, yeah, the hotter and faster the better, but not chicken. My big 7 lb roasters go in at 350 and cook for several hours. I've even cooked them at 250 for longer and they came out well. Chicken is fragile and likes to be cooked gently
My GE Profile did something like this this morning! It held the crumb cake hostage. mr. subk kept pushing buttons and it finally opened. The instruction book said wait and let it cool down...
When I build my house over 5 years ago, I told the builder to put whatever he wanted in the kitchen, because I was not going to use it.
I just went to look at it is an electric GE Profile.
I have it turned off, has been on only once, when a friend came for Thanksgiving two years ago and was bringing some turkey dinner, I thought already cooked.
No, she intended to prepare and cook it here and we had to turn the oven on to cook some of it.
Glad it didn't go on strike then, like yours has.
I don't think I will chance using it again, no sense in pushing my luck.
I would still suggest a bigger hammer if it doesn't open by tomorrow.
I hope your mother will not make you pay for her new oven.